Last night we heard from Ned Prendergast, Director of Faith Development at CEIST, a trust which manages the trusteeship of 112 Catholoic secondary schools in Ireland. Ned gave us a wonderful, rich, stimulating talk which was uplifting and challenging at the same time. He gave a comprehensive, nuanced and personal account of the context within which his faith was nurtured and challenged to grow and of the people who played a significant role in creating that environment. Ned’s talk may be downloaded from here.
Hearing the three talks so far, all on the same theme, challenges us to examine more deeply our own commitment and our response to the challenges of nurturing the faith today. The deeply personal stories of our three speakers challenges us to explore our own stories and to ask ourselves how are we called to respond.
As usual, we had an open discussion after the talk and we finished with a cuppa at the end of the evening.
Our final talk in the series, from Mark Patrick Hederman, Abbot of Glenstal Abbey, takes place on next Tuesday night at 7.30 p.m. Don’t miss it!